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Raphael F. Castro


  • Widener University School of Law (J.D. 2014)
  • Temple University (2011)


  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Raphael F. Castro has dedicated his entire legal practice to fighting for victims. He currently represents individuals and families devastated by workplace injuries. The son of immigrant parents, Mr. Castro tirelessly advocates for injured workers who don’t have a voice. He is a skilled trial lawyer who handles cases involving workplace incidents, dangerous products, vehicle accidents and other tragedies.

Mr. Castro began his professional career serving in the chambers of the Honorable Sheila Woods-Skipper, former President Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he drafted opinions related to ineffectiveness of counsel, capital Post Conviction Relief Act cases and police corruption claims. Mr. Castro later honed his trial skills as a prosecutor at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. He litigated hundreds of violent felonies involving attempted murder, drug trafficking and property crime, and advocated for children who were victims of abuse, sexual assault and rape.

Today, Mr. Castro works as a trial lawyer at Pond Lehocky, the largest workers’ compensation and Social Security disability firm in Pennsylvania. He zealously fights for the rights of injured workers.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Temple University and his law degree from Widener University School of Law, graduating with pro bono distinction. While earning his J.D., Mr. Castro worked for both the Defender Association’s Juvenile Special Defense Unit and the First Judicial District Complex Civil Litigation Division for the Honorable Paul Panepinto.

Mr. Castro believes in giving back to the community, with an emphasis on education, youth and inclusion. He currently serves on multiple boards including the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the 26th Police District Advisory Council, SEAMAAC, the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyer Division, the Millennial Advisory Committee for the City of Philadelphia and the Minority Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also a regular contributor to the Legal Intelligencer.

Mr. Castro is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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